Journalism school

A journalism school is a school or department, usually part of an established university, where journalists are trained. An increasingly used term for a journalism department, school or college is 'J-School'. Many of the most famous and respected journalists of the past and present had no formal training in journalism, but learned their craft on the job, often starting out as copy boys/copy girls. Today, in many parts of the world it is usual for journalists to first complete university-level training which incorporates both technical skills such as research skills, interviewing technique and shorthand and academic studies in media theory, cultural studies and ethics.

Historically, in the United Kingdom entrants used first to complete a non media-studies related degree course, giving maximum educational breadth, prior to taking a specialist postgraduate pre-entry course. However, this has changed over the last ten years with journalism training and education moving to higher educational institutions. There are now over 60 universities in the UK offering BA honours degrees in journalism. Postgraduate courses are more well-established, some of which are either recognised by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) or the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

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Lawrence private schools not likely the reason for recent drop in public school enrollment

Lawrence Journal World 09 Dec 2019
But with most of the private schools recently reporting their enrollment levels for the current school year to the Journal-World, it appears the education systems in Lawrence remained mostly flat across the board ... Corpus Christi Catholic School and Raintree Montessori School, ......

Utah schools could count recess as instructional time under proposed rule change

Deseret News 09 Dec 2019
Students at Terra Linda Elementary School in West Jordan play basketball during recess on Friday, Dec ... SALT LAKE CITYUtah public schools could count recess as instructional time under a policy endorsed by a committee of the Utah State Board of Education ... the journal states....

School leaders question PED’s response to Yazzie

Albuquerque Journal 09 Dec 2019
Copyright © 2019 Albuquerque Journal ... But school leaders are questioning whether they will be effective and voice concern about a new task they say will fall on overloaded staff ... Griffin argues schools can already identify where resources are needed ... However, Bobroff told the Journal that PED is willing to work with schools that need more time....

LSU scholar: Recent news events show glaring need for media literacy

The Advocate 09 Dec 2019
Media publishers cut back their school programs as the budgets shriveled ... “We think people understand it, but they actually have no idea” how journalists work, Charles Whitaker, dean of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, said ... What flared up at Harvard and Northwestern, high school teachers have seen coming....

South Bend-area high schools train future TV journalists to 'jacks of all trades'

South Bend Tribune 09 Dec 2019
South Bend School Corporation, Plymouth High School and Mishawaka High School offer radio and TV journalism courses designed to teach students about the real business, creating weekly newscasts ... ....

Another Handel GOP rival may drop out of 6th District race   

Atlanta Journal 09 Dec 2019
Trey Kelley of Cedartown and Paulding County school board member Jason Anavitarte, a prominent Latino conservative. . Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today ... Thank you for supporting real journalism....

Lincoln East students sent to hospital after fall during theater competition in North Platte

Lincoln Journal Star 09 Dec 2019
Two Lincoln East students were taken to the hospital after an incident during a theater competition at North Platte High School on Saturday afternoon ... Support local journalism with our BEST DEAL EVER! ... "The entire staff and administration of North Platte Public Schools would like ......

Nebraska legislative district rankings show population, cultural trends

Lincoln Journal Star 09 Dec 2019
GWYNETH ROBERTS, Journal Star file photo ... Her constituents care a lot about the schools their kids attend and their own higher education. They move there to be in the Elkhorn School District, just like 40 years ago they wanted to be in the Westside School District and 25 years ago in the Millard School District....

Journalism teacher sues ex-student who complained about him

Lexington Herald-Leader 09 Dec 2019
An associate journalism professor at the ......

PNJ Girls Soccer Leaderboard: Pensacola High enjoying 5-0 start

Pensacola News Journal 09 Dec 2019
The Pensacola News Journal is tracking the top teams and individual standouts from high school girls soccer in Escambia and Santa Rosa County! ... ....

Saturday setback the latest ‘blessing’ in the long road back for Colorado forward Evan Battey

Lawrence Journal World 09 Dec 2019
“I wake up every day thankful for life first and then basketball and school come second ... “My high school program’s really like a family,” Chenowith told the Journal-World via telephone on Sunday....

Health concerns driving force behind Scenery Hill mom's environmental tours

Observer-Reporter 09 Dec 2019
One of Bower-Bjornson’s recent tours attracted a generous audience, including two reporters – one from the Wall Street Journal – and a crew from the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, which was filming a documentary Bower-Bjornson hopes to take to a film festival and to use as an educational tool....

Reno police expand automatic license plate surveillance

Las Vegas Sun 09 Dec 2019
... to the Reno Gazette Journal ... “Your neighbors would find that really creepy if you were sitting down writing down everyone’s comings and goings,” said David Maass, who recently joined UNR's Reynolds School of Journalism through a partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation....